Inverness CT 1 - 1 Motherwell

League Match
Sunday, October 3rd, 2004, 3:00 PM at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
Attendance: 1,438
Referee: John Underhill
Inverness CT  Motherwell

Goalscorers
Stuart McCaffrey (90)
McDonald (38)

Team Managers
John Robertson Terry Butcher

Starting Eleven
Mark Brown
Ross Tokely
Grant Munro
Stuart Golabek
Stuart McCaffrey
Barry Wilson
Russell Duncan
Richie Hart
Liam Keogh
Graham Bayne
Juanjo Carricondo
Marshall
Corrigan
Craigan
Partridge
Hammell
McBride
Fagan
Leitch
Foran
Clarkson
McDonald

Substitutes
Michael Fraser
Richard Hastings
Roy McBain
Darran Thomson
Liam Fox
Ian Black
Bryan Prunty
Paterson
Quinn
Kinniburgh
Fitzpatrick
Smith
Burns
Corr

Substitutions
Bryan Prunty for Juanjo Carricondo (51)
Roy McBain for Liam Keogh (60)
Liam Fox for Richie Hart (76)
Paterson -> Clarkson (60)
Burns -> Foran (87)
Smith -> McDonald (88)

Bookings
Stuart McCaffrey (90)
Leitch (-)
McDonald (-)

Red Cards
None. None.
Appearances & Goals To Date
Mark Brown (GK) 101 apps -
Stuart McCaffrey 157 apps6 goals
Ross Tokely 293 apps22 goals
Grant Munro 98 apps2 goals
Stuart Golabek 176 apps4 goals
Liam Keogh 74 apps3 goals
Barry Wilson 200 apps62 goals
Richie Hart 73 apps12 goals
Russell Duncan 121 apps2 goals
Graham Bayne 10 apps -
Juanjo Carricondo 10 apps1 goal
Roy McBain (sub) 176 apps9 goals
Liam Fox (sub) 1 app (debut) -
Bryan Prunty (sub) 8 apps -

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 216 days)
Oldest Player:Juanjo Carricondo (2006 years 64 days)
Average Player Age:29 years 45 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross Tokely (25 years 216 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (2006 years 64 days)
Average Player Age:28 years 200 days
Domestic Players:17 (94.44 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts
Liam Fox(Signed )

Milestones
Barry Wilson made his 200th competitive appearance for the Club.

After a "pointless" September this draw was very welcome. It came courtesy of a last minute Stuart McCaffrey goal when another narrow defeat seemed inevitable. The goal might have come in the last minute of the match but what a valuable goal it could turn out to be come the end of the season. With the game heading for another 1-0 defeat, ICT once again surged forward throwing everything at the Motherwell defence and it was central defender McCaffrey who had come up for a corner kick who was on hand to stroke the ball home from six yards.

Grant Munro was the only change from the side that narrowly lost down at Tynecastle against Hearts the previous Saturday – he returned from suspension and Richard Hastings was relegated to the bench.

Motherwell began the game well and Mark Brown gathered the ball from Fagan¹s cross and minutes later he made a great stop from a MacDonald shot which Ross Tokely eventually cleared.

Juanjo was a constant threat for ICT and was fouled on numerous occasions.

Mark Brown pulled off another tremendous save after David Clarkson rifled in a 25-yard effort which the Scotland U-21 star tipped over the crossbar.

Graham Bayne was getting through a power of work and was unfortunate as he was just about to shoot for goal when Gordon Marshall rushed from his line to block his attempt.

Scott McDonald got the better of McCaffrey inside the ICT penalty area but he lost his balance just as he was about to shoot allowing the Caley Thistle defence to clear.

The visitors took the lead seven minutes before the break when McDonald scrambled home the opener after a melee inside the ICT box.

Half Time: 1-0

Into the second half and ICT went in search of an equaliser. Juanjo was replaced by Scotland U-21 star Bryan Prunty six minutes into the half and ICT enjoyed a good spell of attacking. Liam Keogh headed wide of the goal and Bayne also came close with a header.

Keogh was replaced on the hour mark by Roy McBain and Marshall then made a great double save from Bryan Prunty and Richie Hart. Hart was then replaced after a midfield collision and onto the field for his first team debut came ex-Hearts youngster Liam Fox.

ICT continued to press hoping that they could get back into the game and their persistence paid off as the Motherwell defence finally buckled after intense pressure. Barry Wilson's corner kick was cleared by the 'Well defence but the ball came back to the ICT frontman and his cross was headed on by Tokely for McCaffrey to sweep the ball high into the net for a well deserved equaliser.

Full Time: 1-1

The point was needed as the three teams above all took a point during the weekend and it now sets up the first match of the season against Aberdeen in a fortnight's time.

Match report written by Ian Broadfoot



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Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1. Celtic 8 7 1 0 21 5 16 22
2. Rangers 8 5 2 1 13 2 11 17
3. Motherwell 8 4 2 2 14 11 3 14
4. Aberdeen 8 3 4 1 6 3 3 13
5. Hearts 8 3 3 2 5 3 2 12
6. Hibernian 8 3 3 2 13 14 -1 12
7. Kilmarnock 8 4 0 4 11 12 -1 12
8. Dundee 8 1 3 4 8 14 -6 6
9. Livingston 8 1 3 4 6 12 -6 6
10. Dunfermline 8 1 3 4 4 10 -6 6
11. Dundee Utd 8 1 3 4 10 18 -8 6
12. Inverness CT 8 1 1 6 6 13 -7 4